On 14 October 1487
at seven in the morning
the Saint Donatian Mass
composed by Jacob Obrecht
commissioned by Adriane de Vos
in memory of her husband
Donaes de Moor
was first sung at Mass
in the Jacobskerk in Bruges.

Score Fragment

  • Deposition Altarpiece
  • Landscape Painting Closeup
  • Priest with Host
  • Belfort Photo
  • Adriane de Vos

This website features an audiovisual recreation
of that liturgical service
complete with plainsong and Obrecht’s polyphony
sung by the Cappella Pratensis
and linked to an annotated copy of the score.

Essays and images illuminate
the rich social, cultural, and theological context
of this unusually well-documented occasion.